Obstetrics

Dental dilemmas in pregnancy

December 29, 2020

Curbside Consults delivers expert perspectives from physicians outside of the ob/gyn specialty to provide insight into various health issues affecting pregnant women, about which they are experts. This new section is the brainchild of Editorial Advisory Board member Christine Isaacs, MD.

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, 7th Edition: Protocol 56 - Shoulder Dystocia

December 09, 2020

All healthcare providers attending vaginal deliveries must be prepared to handle this unpredictable obstetric emergency. Knowledge of the maneuvers employed for alleviation of shoulder dystocia is relevant not only for obstetric residents and attending house staff, but also for family practitioners, nurses, and nurse midwives. The reported incidence varies in the literature, ranging from 0.2% to 3.0%.

Vertigo risk factors in perimenopausal women

December 03, 2020

It has yet to be fully elucidated why postmenopausal women have a higher prevalence of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV); however, the sudden decrease in estrogen during menopause can cause a rapid decrease in estrogen receptors, which may disturb otoconial metabolism and thus, increase the prevalence of BPPV.

Rising rates of high blood pressure complications in pregnancy

November 19, 2020

An analysis of CDC data presented at American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2020 suggests rates of high blood pressure complications during pregnancy nearly doubled during a period lasting from 2008-2017.

Maternal COVID-19 infection and placental abnormality

November 17, 2020

Findings from a retrospective study by researchers from NYU suggest that women with COVID-19 in pregnancy have an increased risk of placental abnormalities, regardless of whether their infection is symptomatic.